Renault and ADA start e-car sharing Moov’in in Paris
The planned EV sharing offer by Renault in Paris is taking shape: The French automobile manufacturer will cooperate with ADA to start the free-floating car-sharing service in September. The service will start with 100 Zoe and 20 Twizy.Weiterlesen
Volkswagen to upgrade manufacturing to 160 e-Golf daily
VW is planning to upgrade their manufacturing capacities in Wolfsburg and Dresden during the summer months from 120 vehicles to 160 e-Golfs manufactured daily. They are not the only ones to do so.Weiterlesen
Renault to debut new Zoe this year in Paris?
Renault appears to be happy on their home market, where rumours of a new and bigger Zoe are getting louder. The 2019 Zoe could see the spotlight at this year’s Auto Salon in Paris already and speculations speak of new cells from CATL and charging with CCS.Weiterlesen
Renault enables termination of battery lease
Renault electric vehicle owners holding a lease for the battery of their Zoe or even Twizy may now end their contract and buy (or resell) the power pack instead. The move follows the option to buy batteries of Renault EVs that had been open for new owners and now applies retroactively.Weiterlesen
Renault invests €1 billion in electric mobility
Renault has announced their plan to invest about 1 billion euros into the expansion of development and production of electrified vehicles in France. Specifically, the manufacturer is planning to develop a new alliance platform for electric vehicles in the Douai factory.Weiterlesen
Electric car sales in France recovered in April
After 2018 showed a slight declined in plug-in sales in France compared to a record-setting 2017, the trend is pointing upwards again. All plug-in car segments increased, some by more than 40 percent in April with Avere having the exact data.Weiterlesen
Renault and Ikea introduce car-sharing concept in France
Renault is starting a cooperation with Ikea in France to provide a car-sharing service, and is providing about 300 commercial and utility vehicles, including some EVs. The service is set to be introduced by September to eventually include all French Ikea franchises.Weiterlesen
Renault Zoe 2018 now available in UK with stronger drive
Renault’s latest and strongest version of the Zoe EV can now be pre-ordered in Great Britain. Prices start below the 20,000 pound threshold, after subsidies and before opting to lease or buy the battery.Weiterlesen
Uber Green launches with Renault Zoe in Bucharest
Ride hailing app provider Uber has launched its EV-only suite in Romania’s capital. 20 Renault Zoe have become available to book in cooperation with charging infrastructure firm ElDrive. The service is available in selected European capitals.Weiterlesen
Renault announces new ride sharing concept (video)
Renault announced their plan to unveil a new concept car in Geneva, that the French say will represent their vision for the future of “shared urban mobility”. It is expected that it will be an electric model with some level of autonomy and pictures reveal a futuristic body.Weiterlesen
Renault and EEM launch “Smart Island” project
Renault and EEM launched the ‘Smart Island’ project, that will give EV batteries a sweet second life on the Madeira archipelago. The French manufacturer is cooperating with utility Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira to convert Porto Santo island into a smart grid. On a small scale first.Weiterlesen
Electric cars got a delivery problem across the board
Mayor carmakers are experiencing problems to deliver their few electric car models to a fast growing customer base. In some houses, wait times are up to a year for both domestic producers and suppliers as well as importers in Germany, a new survey reveals.Weiterlesen
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi sells over half a million EVs
Since 2010, the Alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have accumulated 540,623 electric vehicle sales worldwide. The Nissan LEAF remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 300,000 pure EVs sold since its launch in December 2010.Weiterlesen
Mercedes, Germany, Zoe, Opel, Peugeot.
Daimler’s electric revolution begins in Paris, where Mercedes has got its new sub-label EQ (Electric Intelligence) on display. Ten all-electric models are lined up until 2025, which cover all segments from compact to luxury. Daimler aims for every fifth sold car to be electric by then. Generation EQ is a concept, due for market entry by 2019. The electric SUV is driven by two electric motors. A modular battery system delivers up to 70 kWh, enough for about 500 km of range.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com, daimler.com
No more ICE: Germany’s Green party wants to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from registration in the country comes 2030. The proposal will be discussed at the party meeting in Münster this November.
welt.de (in German)
Renault update: The French presented the 400 km range Zoe in Paris as expected. It will indeed be available to order already from October, 1. Battery rent will hitherto not be limited by kilometres anymore. Also, the new power package can be retrofitted.
It is official: The Chevy Bolt will reach Europe as Opel Ampera-e. In Paris, it was presented as having a range over 500 km according to NEDC testing. Market entry is set for the first half of 2017.
carscoops.com, youtube.com, opel.com
Peugeot does it electrically: Three PHEV and two EV are due in 2021, Jean-Philippe Imparato, head of the Peugeot brand told Autocar. The 3008, 5008 and 508 will be partially electrified, while both the 208 and 2008 will be fully electric. None could be seen in Paris.